On Thursday, at 7:00 pm, the Town of West Point will decide who gets to run for two open seats on the Board of Supervisors. Because West Point uses the caucus system, anyone from the town who meets the basic qualifications can show up and declare their intent to run.
In municipalities that use a primary system, people who want to run for office must register and collect enough votes to qualify as a candidate. In a caucus, whoever shows up at the meeting gets to decide, then and there, who will be on the ballot in April. If only a dozen people attend, those dozen make the choice for everyone.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.